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Viking Oceans

DATE : June 24, 2013

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Viking has set the standard for European River Cruising,  having succeeded in taking its passengers to places that have been overlooked  in mainstream tourism and providing a look into parts of Europe  that have yet to be ruined by endless crowds, cheap food, and inauthentic  tourist traps.  But, though Viking River  Cruises has continued to […]

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Our Review of Allure of the Seas: Part 2

DATE : June 3, 2013

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While the multitude of things to do aboard the Allure could fill any vacation, the ship does visit several ports of call along its Caribbean route where various shore excursions are offered. Here’s what my experience was: Renaissance Ft. Lauderdale Cruise Port Restaurant Jamaica Best of Jamaica tour —We were picked up at the harbor […]

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Activities Aboard the Allure of the Seas

DATE : May 28, 2013

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As I mentioned in my previous posts about the Allure of the Seas, this ship has everything. Among the many amenities available aboard it includes a jogging track on Deck 5. 1 lap around is approximately 1 1/2 miles. There is also a state-of-art fitness center, 2 Flow Rider surf simulators, 2 rock-climbing walls, a […]

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Allure of the Seas Dining Options

DATE : May 20, 2013

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A ship the size of the Allure of the Seas it’s no surprise that there are many, many dining options that span both complimentary and specialty restaurants. Among the complimentary dining is the Main Dining Room open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Park Café, Windjammer Café, Wipeout Café, Promenade Café, Solarum Bisto, Sorrento’s Pizza and […]

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Our Review of the Allure of the Seas: Part 1

DATE : May 16, 2013

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I’ve never had the desire to sail onboard one of the new mega ships, but recently, I had the opportunity to take a 7-night cruise on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas. The ship holds 5,400 passengers and 2,175 crew. Thanks to its size, once onboard, it is easy to forget you are on […]

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Royal Caribbean’s Next Ship: The Quantum of the Seas

DATE : May 1, 2013

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While the Oasis of the Seas and the Allure  of the Seas hold the title as the largest and longest ships in the world,  Royal Caribbean’s next class of ships, the Quantum  Class, will feature its own set of unique, industry firsts such as an  onboard skydiving simulator and an observation tower.  Here are some […]

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The Royal Princess Arrives June 2013

DATE : March 28, 2013

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The next ship to be launched under the Princess name is to  be the Royal Princess which will enter service in June of this year.  It is to be the first of a class bearing the  same name and will have two sister ships, the Regal Princess and another yet to  be named ship. Atrium, […]

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Celebrity Cruise Line’s Newest Ship: The Celebrity Reflection

DATE : December 17, 2012

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October of this year saw the release of Celebrity Cruise  Line’s latest ship: the Celebrity  Reflection.  Though technically the  fifth ship in its Solstice-class, it actually hosts several amenities that are  unique to it.  Here’s what they are: The Celebrity Reflection/ Image Courtesy of Celebrity Cruise Lines All of the Solstice-class ships share a few […]

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Disney Fantasy

DATE : January 20, 2012

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The latest ship to enter into service for the Disney Cruise Lines is almost ready to begin receiving passengers. Built in the same style as its sister ships the Disney Fantasy takes cues from the grand age of Ocean liners and combines it with the whimsy of Disney. However, the Disney Fantasy is not a […]

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Celebrating the Holidays at Sea

DATE : December 2, 2011

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The holidays are a great time to cruise for families. Kids have a long break, cruise lines offer excellent specials, and ships are decked for the holidays. For example, take those traveling aboard a Princess cruise the ships are filled with festive decor including wreaths, holly, mistletoe, and Christmas Trees. There are Yuletide carolers, waitors […]

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